Ivan Dizdar was installed as the Women's Soccer Coach at Arizona Western College on February 18th, 2020. Dizdar, comes to Yuma with a history of success in the ACCAC as a head coach on the women’s side and as a player on the men’s side.
He has guided his teams to two consecutive Region Championships in each of the past two seasons at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix. In 2018, Dizdar’s team won the District Championship as well and made an appearance at the NJCAA National Tournament in Alabama.
His track record of success coaching and recruiting pre-dates his time in Phoenix, having served as an assistant coach for the Yavapai Men’s Soccer team during their 2016 Region title.
Prior to working his way back into the college ranks as a coach, he earned District Coach of the Year honors leading the Girl’s at Scottsdale Preparatory Academy. He added that award to a Region Coach of the Year Award on the Boy’s side at Thunderbird High School,
A native of Phoenix, born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dizdar worked his way into coaching his alma mater, Seattle University, as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach for the Redhawks.
Dizdar’s successful coaching career came on the heels of an excellent collegiate career as a goalkeeper having led Yavapai to consecutive National Championships and then moving onto Seattle University for his final two years.